LITIGATION AND ARBITRATION
proceedings at trial and appellate levels in federal and state courts for all
major practice areas, including, but not limited to, antitrust, banking and
finance, capital markets, corporate, construction, energy (including oil &
gas), information technology, insurance, mining, non-profit/exempt entities,
pension, probate, project finance, real estate, telecom, and white-collar
crime, as well as complex multi-party and cross-border litigation involving
consumers, corporate transactions (M&A), environmental matters, public
companies, and shareholders.
proceedings before regulatory bodies such as ANP, ANEEL, DPDC, and CADE, with
particular experience before Brazil’s
Securities and Exchange Commission (CVM) and the Central Bank of Brazil.
of disputes arising in all important sectors of the economy before major
arbitration institutions in Brazil,
such as the CCBC, Cāmara do Mercado, CMASP/FIESP, FGV, CAMARB, and AMCHAM, and
abroad, including the ICC, AAA, and ad-hoc arbitrations held pursuant to the
of creditors, investors, shareholders, and debtors in all matters relating to
businesses in financial distress, including debt restructurings, extrajudicial
reorganizations, judicial reorganizations, and bankruptcy proceedings.
in judicial disputes involving patents, trade and service marks, trade secrets,
copyrights, computer programs, and other information in electronic form, such
as digital certifications, licensing, delivery of content over the Internet,
opinions, affidavits, and expert testimony addressing the applicability of
Brazilian law or interpreting Brazilian law to be submitted in foreign
proceedings, and assistance with the taking of discovery and evidence in Brazil
for use in foreign proceedings.
measures and settlements aimed at preventing litigation, including complex negotiations
diligence investigations of litigation and arbitration issues arising in
corporate transactions (M&A), equity and debt offerings, financial
transactions, and investment funds.
- Support to
clients and law firms in connection with Brazilian activities and the U.S.
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, U.K. Bribery Act, and other anti-corruption
Filho also represents clients in tax disputes (see Tax practice) and
employment disputes (see Labor and Employment/
Executive Compensation practice).